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Marc Bracha

Bairdy's Gonna Get Ya! - The Ian Baird Story

Bairdy's Gonna Get Ya! - The Ian Baird Story

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In the rough and ready football world of the 1980’s, Ian Baird was a man amongst men. Feared by opposing defenders and held in high regard by his team mates, Bairdy gave his all every week showing a never-say die attitude.

Bairdy describes himself as ‘George Best with no ability’. He worked hard to carve out a good career, but his story is full of incidents which were typical of the era and far from the standards you expect from a footballer.

In Britain, Bairdy played for ten professional clubs, but few would argue that he’s best remembered for his spells at Leeds United, where goals, endless running, will to win and fearless approach ensured he was adored by the fans

‘Bairdy’s Gonna Get Ya’ is an engrossing, brutally honest account of Bairdy’s life. Many people have contributed to his story, which is packed with hilarious anecdotes from his childhood days through to his time in Hong Kong.

Written with Bairdy’s full co-operation and input from the likes of Peter Shilton, Lawrie McMenemy, Eddie Gray, John Sheridan, Bernie Slaven and Mick Leonard, the book provides great memories from when football was football.

About the author:

Marc Bracha is a Yorkshireman who has lived in Norwich since 2002. He is a Leeds United season ticket holder who also attends the majority of away games.

'Bairdy's Gonna Get Ya' is Marc's first book although there are plans for future publications which will be Leeds United related. Marc also runs a website

Proud father to twins, Frankie and Ellie who were born in 2011, Marc works in the insurance industry and lives with partner Sharon.

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